Period
to 22 April 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Analytical Skills in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 22 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Analytical Skills
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 26 24
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Skills 5,868 7,898 11,821
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.93% 7.32% 7.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.05% 18.55% 19.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4,212 5,832 8,259
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £83,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Analytical Skills is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34,422 42,584 59,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.62% 39.45% 40.15%
Number of salaries quoted 24,155 33,309 45,292
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Analytical Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Analytical Skills.

Salary trend for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Skills within the UK over the 6 months to 22 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 5,223 £51,500 - 1,051
UK excluding London -2 3,199 £45,000 - 781
London -2 2,207 £60,000 -1.64% 337
Work from Home +28 999 £50,000 -9.09% 179
South East -2 936 £50,000 - 168
North of England +1 813 £45,000 +7.14% 188
Midlands -5 491 £42,500 -3.41% 158
North West +6 477 £47,500 +5.56% 94
South West -10 394 £40,000 - 88
West Midlands -12 337 £42,500 - 98
East of England 0 301 £40,000 -11.11% 107
Yorkshire -6 282 £40,000 -5.88% 69
Scotland -11 192 £50,000 - 56
East Midlands -8 154 £41,250 -8.33% 60
Wales -1 58 £43,500 +10.83% 17
North East -23 54 £41,695 +11.19% 25
Northern Ireland -8 23 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Isle of Man -20 1 £37,500 +13.64%

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, IT jobs citing Analytical Skills also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 2,291 (39.04%) Problem-Solving
2 1,738 (29.62%) Agile Software Development
3 1,695 (28.89%) SQL
4 1,541 (26.26%) Finance
5 1,293 (22.03%) Degree
6 1,172 (19.97%) Analytics
7 1,072 (18.27%) Microsoft
8 931 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
9 884 (15.06%) Azure
10 832 (14.18%) Python
11 741 (12.63%) JavaScript
12 684 (11.66%) SQL Server
13 677 (11.54%) Java
14 638 (10.87%) Project Management
15 637 (10.86%) Computer Science
16 617 (10.51%) Windows
17 601 (10.24%) Marketing
18 564 (9.61%) Power Platform
19 558 (9.51%) DevOps
20 548 (9.34%) Microsoft Excel
21 542 (9.24%) Scrum
22 540 (9.20%) C#
23 539 (9.19%) Power BI
24 521 (8.88%) .NET
25 517 (8.81%) Linux
26 509 (8.67%) Analytical Thinking
27 500 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
28 494 (8.42%) CSS
28 494 (8.42%) Decision-Making
29 491 (8.37%) Data Analysis

Analytical Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 212 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 139 (2.37%) Confluence
3 122 (2.08%) SAS
4 112 (1.91%) Apache Spark
5 81 (1.38%) Apache
6 74 (1.26%) CMS
7 59 (1.01%) IIS
8 49 (0.84%) MS Exchange
9 47 (0.80%) Tomcat
10 36 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
11 27 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 25 (0.43%) nginx
13 17 (0.29%) OpenStack
14 16 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
14 16 (0.27%) Jupyter
15 15 (0.26%) Drupal
16 14 (0.24%) Apache TomEE
17 13 (0.22%) ejabberd
17 13 (0.22%) WordPress
18 12 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 548 (9.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 411 (7.00%) Microsoft Office
3 164 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 117 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 60 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
6 58 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
7 29 (0.49%) InVision
8 23 (0.39%) Sketch
9 19 (0.32%) Photoshop
10 18 (0.31%) Figma
11 15 (0.26%) Simulink
11 15 (0.26%) SPSS
12 13 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
13 8 (0.14%) UXPin
14 6 (0.10%) Gephi
14 6 (0.10%) Stata
15 4 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
15 4 (0.068%) InfoPath
16 3 (0.051%) Zeplin
17 2 (0.034%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 92 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 19 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 17 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 17 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 17 (0.29%) Magento
6 14 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 13 (0.22%) Shopify
8 9 (0.15%) HFM
8 9 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
8 9 (0.15%) Sentinel
9 8 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
9 8 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
9 8 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
9 8 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 8 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
10 7 (0.12%) Primavera
11 6 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
11 6 (0.10%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 884 (15.06%) Azure
2 564 (9.61%) Power Platform
3 487 (8.30%) AWS
4 312 (5.32%) SaaS
5 306 (5.21%) Microsoft 365
6 154 (2.62%) GCP
7 124 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 123 (2.10%) PaaS
9 102 (1.74%) Google Analytics
10 80 (1.36%) Azure Data Factory
11 74 (1.26%) Serverless
12 72 (1.23%) Azure Service Bus
13 70 (1.19%) Azure Key Vault
13 70 (1.19%) GitHub
14 69 (1.18%) Azure Storage
14 69 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
15 64 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
16 59 (1.01%) Azure Service Fabric
17 55 (0.94%) Azure App Service
18 52 (0.89%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 220 (3.75%) Firewall
2 119 (2.03%) DNS
3 102 (1.74%) Internet
4 94 (1.60%) VPN
5 89 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 82 (1.40%) LAN
7 80 (1.36%) WAN
8 73 (1.24%) Network Security
9 62 (1.06%) VoIP
10 54 (0.92%) BGP
11 48 (0.82%) DHCP
12 43 (0.73%) SSL
13 42 (0.72%) VLAN
14 37 (0.63%) OSPF
15 36 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
16 35 (0.60%) FTP
16 35 (0.60%) HTTP
16 35 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
17 31 (0.53%) SAN
17 31 (0.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 684 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 539 (9.19%) Power BI
3 381 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
4 377 (6.42%) Tableau
5 251 (4.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 239 (4.07%) Relational Database
7 220 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 211 (3.60%) MySQL
9 187 (3.19%) Big Data
10 158 (2.69%) NoSQL
11 115 (1.96%) Data Mining
12 101 (1.72%) Hadoop
13 93 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 86 (1.47%) Data Lake
15 77 (1.31%) MongoDB
16 74 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
17 58 (0.99%) RDBMS
18 55 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
19 53 (0.90%) QlikView
20 48 (0.82%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 362 (6.17%) Git (software)
2 306 (5.21%) JIRA
3 144 (2.45%) Jenkins
4 110 (1.87%) Selenium
5 92 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 87 (1.48%) Visual Studio
7 67 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
8 57 (0.97%) Maven
9 51 (0.87%) Bitbucket
10 42 (0.72%) SpecFlow
11 41 (0.70%) Cucumber
11 41 (0.70%) Subversion
12 36 (0.61%) Gradle
13 34 (0.58%) JUnit
14 33 (0.56%) Artifactory
15 31 (0.53%) GitLab
15 31 (0.53%) JMeter
16 27 (0.46%) gulp
17 25 (0.43%) Postman
17 25 (0.43%) WebDriver
General
1 1,541 (26.26%) Finance
2 601 (10.24%) Marketing
3 311 (5.30%) Retail
4 235 (4.00%) Banking
5 190 (3.24%) Public Sector
6 173 (2.95%) Manufacturing
7 166 (2.83%) Law
8 165 (2.81%) Telecoms
9 150 (2.56%) Legal
10 108 (1.84%) Back Office
11 99 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
12 87 (1.48%) Games
13 86 (1.47%) Electronics
14 84 (1.43%) Financial Institution
15 75 (1.28%) Advertising
16 55 (0.94%) Publishing
17 54 (0.92%) Front Office
18 32 (0.55%) Automotive
19 31 (0.53%) French Language
19 31 (0.53%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,418 (24.16%) Analyst
2 1,219 (20.77%) Developer
3 297 (5.06%) Data Analyst
4 289 (4.93%) Business Analyst
5 274 (4.67%) Architect
6 235 (4.00%) Senior Developer
7 201 (3.43%) Consultant
8 179 (3.05%) Software Engineer
9 173 (2.95%) Senior Analyst
10 171 (2.91%) .NET Developer
11 155 (2.64%) Software Developer
12 147 (2.51%) Graduate
13 146 (2.49%) Java Developer
14 140 (2.39%) Data Engineer
15 137 (2.33%) C# Developer
16 136 (2.32%) Support Analyst
17 123 (2.10%) Data Scientist
18 121 (2.06%) Business Intelligence Analyst
19 119 (2.03%) IT Analyst
20 117 (1.99%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 521 (8.88%) .NET
2 494 (8.42%) CSS
3 488 (8.32%) HTML
4 297 (5.06%) React
5 248 (4.23%) Web Services
6 225 (3.83%) REST
7 204 (3.48%) .NET Core
8 203 (3.46%) AngularJS
9 179 (3.05%) jQuery
10 176 (3.00%) Node.js
11 162 (2.76%) ASP.NET
12 155 (2.64%) .NET Framework
13 151 (2.57%) HTML5
14 135 (2.30%) Spring
15 125 (2.13%) XML
16 111 (1.89%) RESTful
17 92 (1.57%) JSON
18 90 (1.53%) Entity Framework
19 88 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
20 77 (1.31%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 452 (7.70%) User Experience
2 370 (6.31%) Management Information System
3 315 (5.37%) Self-Motivation
4 297 (5.06%) Organisational Skills
5 233 (3.97%) Analytical Mindset
6 171 (2.91%) Mobile App
7 165 (2.81%) Data Centre
8 136 (2.32%) Algorithms
8 136 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
9 135 (2.30%) Data Structures
10 115 (1.96%) Virtual Team
11 81 (1.38%) N-Tier
12 76 (1.30%) Public Cloud
13 64 (1.09%) Life Science
14 63 (1.07%) Reinsurance
15 60 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
16 56 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
16 56 (0.95%) Social Media
17 51 (0.87%) NHS
18 50 (0.85%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 617 (10.51%) Windows
2 517 (8.81%) Linux
3 191 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 151 (2.57%) Unix
5 83 (1.41%) Windows 10
6 66 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 64 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 53 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 52 (0.89%) Android
10 45 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
11 23 (0.39%) Mac OS
12 20 (0.34%) Windows 7
12 20 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (0.31%) Debian
14 16 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
15 10 (0.17%) SUSE
16 9 (0.15%) CentOS
16 9 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.14%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,291 (39.04%) Problem-Solving
2 1,738 (29.62%) Agile Software Development
3 1,172 (19.97%) Analytics
4 931 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
5 638 (10.87%) Project Management
6 637 (10.86%) Computer Science
7 558 (9.51%) DevOps
8 542 (9.24%) Scrum
9 509 (8.67%) Analytical Thinking
10 500 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 494 (8.42%) Decision-Making
12 491 (8.37%) Data Analysis
13 470 (8.01%) Visualisation
14 416 (7.09%) Data Modelling
14 416 (7.09%) Software Engineering
15 408 (6.95%) ITIL
16 395 (6.73%) Data Science
17 387 (6.60%) Mathematics
18 356 (6.07%) Test Automation
19 352 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,695 (28.89%) SQL
2 832 (14.18%) Python
3 741 (12.63%) JavaScript
4 677 (11.54%) Java
5 540 (9.20%) C#
6 220 (3.75%) R
7 218 (3.72%) PowerShell
8 212 (3.61%) C
9 203 (3.46%) T-SQL
10 180 (3.07%) C++
11 177 (3.02%) PHP
12 106 (1.81%) TypeScript
13 102 (1.74%) VBA
14 98 (1.67%) Bash Shell
15 84 (1.43%) Perl
16 69 (1.18%) Scala
17 66 (1.12%) PL/SQL
18 58 (0.99%) Java 8
19 54 (0.92%) Shell Script
20 53 (0.90%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,293 (22.03%) Degree
2 263 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 262 (4.46%) Security Cleared
4 186 (3.17%) SC Cleared
5 128 (2.18%) CISSP
6 107 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 100 (1.70%) Numerate Degree
8 99 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 75 (1.28%) CISM
10 71 (1.21%) PhD
11 60 (1.02%) DV Cleared
12 59 (1.01%) Master's Degree
13 55 (0.94%) ISTQB
13 55 (0.94%) MCSE
14 53 (0.90%) CCNA
15 49 (0.84%) CCNP
16 41 (0.70%) MCSA
16 41 (0.70%) PMI Certification
17 40 (0.68%) ISEB
18 39 (0.66%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 392 (6.68%) QA
2 226 (3.85%) Data Quality
3 202 (3.44%) SLA
4 176 (3.00%) GDPR
5 103 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 79 (1.35%) NIST
7 68 (1.16%) PMO
8 43 (0.73%) CDISC
9 26 (0.44%) Good Clinical Practice
10 24 (0.41%) PCI DSS
11 20 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
12 18 (0.31%) COBIT
13 16 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 16 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 15 (0.26%) Solvency II
15 13 (0.22%) GRC
16 12 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
16 12 (0.20%) GMP
17 11 (0.19%) GxP
17 11 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 311 (5.30%) Active Directory
2 280 (4.77%) Docker
3 152 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 45 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 42 (0.72%) vSphere
7 30 (0.51%) KVM
8 25 (0.43%) Firmware
9 24 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
10 23 (0.39%) XenApp
11 17 (0.29%) iptables
11 17 (0.29%) QEMU
12 16 (0.27%) Apache Flume
12 16 (0.27%) VMware NSX
13 15 (0.26%) HDFS
14 13 (0.22%) Kamailio
14 13 (0.22%) Postfix
15 10 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
16 8 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 6 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 220 (3.75%) Kubernetes
2 150 (2.56%) Terraform
3 83 (1.41%) Ansible
4 78 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
5 72 (1.23%) SCCM
6 52 (0.89%) Puppet
7 46 (0.78%) ZABBIX
8 30 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
9 26 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
10 20 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
10 20 (0.34%) WSUS
11 19 (0.32%) HAProxy
12 17 (0.29%) Galera Cluster
12 17 (0.29%) vCenter Server
13 16 (0.27%) Grafana
14 13 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
15 12 (0.20%) vRealize
16 10 (0.17%) Data Guard
16 10 (0.17%) Graylog
16 10 (0.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1,072 (18.27%) Microsoft
2 285 (4.86%) Oracle
3 273 (4.65%) Google
4 205 (3.49%) VMware
5 169 (2.88%) SAP
6 157 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
7 129 (2.20%) Cisco
8 83 (1.41%) Citrix
9 80 (1.36%) Databricks
10 74 (1.26%) ServiceNow
11 69 (1.18%) Nintex
12 68 (1.16%) Red Hat
13 67 (1.14%) IBM
14 62 (1.06%) HP
15 61 (1.04%) Alteryx
16 59 (1.01%) Informatica
16 59 (1.01%) Splunk
17 54 (0.92%) Facebook
18 51 (0.87%) Adobe
19 47 (0.80%) Atlassian